Friday, October 19, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 19

Bachman Turner Overdrive
Born on this day:
1944, Peter Tosh, guitar, vocals, The Wailers, solo
1957, Karl Wallinger, singer, songwriter, The Waterboys, World Party
1960, Daniel Woodgate, drummer, Madness

Rock Pills:
1968, during a North American tour Cream played the second of two nights at The Los Angeles Forum.

1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with Not Fragile.

1980, AC/DC kicked off a 20-date U.K. tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The band's first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.

1985, A-Ha went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Take on Me,” making them the first Norwegian group to score a U.S.#1.

Pink Floyd
1994, during a Pink Floyd show at London's Earls Court a section of seating collapsed, over 1,000 fans attending the sold-out show escaped any serious injury.

1997, American guitarist Glen Buxton died from pneumonia aged 49. A member of the Alice Cooper Band, he co-wrote their hits “School's Out” and “Elected.”

2007, Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester. The former Smiths guitarist was set to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses to students on the BA Popular Music and Recording degree.

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